Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Identicals by William Brennan Knight - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

William Brennan Knight
277 Pages
March 17, 2022
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Amazon: https://geni.us/identicals

Semi-Finalist in the 2021 Publishers Weekly/BookLife Prize Fiction Contest in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror category!

"Knight has crafted a disturbing, horrifying, and eloquently written novel that expertly captures the sensations of desperation, fear, and confusion."--2021 BookLife Prize Fiction Contest.

If you had the chance to bring back a lost loved one, but the cost was the death of an innocent person at your own hand, would you do it?

In the year and a half since Jack Clausen lost his five-year-old daughter, RosaMarie, his life has fallen apart. His marriage is failing, he’s been fired from his job, and his drinking is problematic. Sitting in a local bar on a typical weekday, Jack encounters an old woman who issues a dire warning: “You must be on time and pay your debt.” Later that night in a drunken stupor, Jack ignores three phone calls from his teenage son, Bryson. After learning Bryson was calling him for help but then died from an overdose, Jack decides he cannot live with the guilt and pain of losing two children.

Depressed and despondent, Jack steps off a platform into an oncoming commuter train. At the moment before impact, someone grabs him from behind and pulls him away from danger. His rescuer is a small person with unusual features who offers Jack a way to bring his daughter and son back, but there is a high price to pay. When Jack agrees to the deal but then refuses to pay his debt, events spiral out of control, leading to series of different realities, each worse than the one he originally tampered with.

My Review
**Full review to be posted March 1st**

I love a good horror novel. But I'm very particular and fussy about horror, so a book has to be more than just good. It has to have that extra oomph to it to really get me excited about it. Identicals has managed to do just that, and I'm so glad I decided to give this one a go.
Firstly, that cover is awesome. A bit creepy. I love it.
Second, the synopsis is intriguing and also sad. As a parent, I can't imagine the pain of losing a child, let alone two children. I can't say I blame Jack for wanting to bring his children back, even though the price is quite steep. But would jumping in front of a train have been the lesser of two evils? 

Author Bio:

William Brennan Knight is originally from Chicago and settled in Arizona in the late 1980s. In his life, he has been a father, musician and business owner. His passion for writing began early in his childhood and flourished as he grew older. He enjoys reading horror, supernatural thrillers and science fiction as well as memoirs and biographies.

Knight's books have received praise from a variety of recognized reviewers, including the Publishers Weekly/BookLife Prize Fiction Contest (semi-finalist), Horrornews.net and Readers Favorite (5-star winner). 

Knight currently lives in Southern Arizona and spends most of the summer in the mountains of New Mexico.

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